Super early HMMWV on govplanet?

M1165A1

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If I read it right this is s/n 5515. That's an early truck. And it looks it. But if you want retro restore, here's your chance.






 

simp5782

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Yes it even has RT2s on it. There was a field of them at a surplus place off of RRAD with 3 to 4 digital numbers with hillbilly armor etc for years.

Atleast that one isn't a diff less.
 

Doc Breckon

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If I read it right this is s/n 5515. That's an early truck. And it looks it. But if you want retro restore, here's your chance.






Thats cool. I own HMMWV #2610 Built 4 months after the initial delivery of the 1st HMMWV's...
 

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I had S/N 24 turtleback in my shop back in the early 80's.

It came from the Kenosha Military Museum, and was in bad shape. Missing parts, all crossmembers cracked, at least it had a clear title. Infested with rat nests.

Took 11 months to source things, clean it up, and get it roadworthy.

Several visits from CID and the FBI about it, and lots of offers to buy it as there weren't just any available.

The key at the time was the first 24 were test trucks, and never sold to Uncle Sam, they couldn't have it back.

DG
 
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I had S/N 24 turtleback in my shop back in the early 80's.

It came from the Kenosha Military Museum, and was in bad shape. Missing parts, all crossmembers cracked, at least it had a clear title. Infested with rat nests.

Took 11 months to source things, clean it up, and get it roadworthy.

Several visits from CID and the FBI about it, and lots of offers to buy it as there weren't just any available.

The key at the time was the first 24 were test trucks, and never sold to Uncle Sam, they couldn't have it back.

DG
So why the visits from the alphabet soup?


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Action

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I had S/N 24 turtleback in my shop back in the early 80's.

It came from the Kenosha Military Museum, and was in bad shape. Missing parts, all crossmembers cracked, at least it had a clear title. Infested with rat nests.

Took 11 months to source things, clean it up, and get it roadworthy.

Several visits from CID and the FBI about it, and lots of offers to buy it as there weren't just any available.

The key at the time was the first 24 were test trucks, and never sold to Uncle Sam, they couldn't have it back.

DG
I guess it would take a long time to get parts in the early '80s. They came out in 1985.
 

G744

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They were very proud of their parts, $ wise. I had to buy from an exporter, as AMG wouldn't sell anything to me.

S/N 000024 was hatched in '83, according to AMG. It was a test truck, not from gov't surplus.

They were NOT happy the the museum parted with it. BTW, It was not mine, I just got it working for the owner.

Never saw the attraction in one.

DG
 
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